white


white
The color resulting from commingling of all the rays of the spectrum; the color of chalk or of snow. SYN: albicans (1). [A.S. hwit]
- w. of eye the visible portion of the sclera.

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(hwīt) [A.S. hwīt] 1. the color, as of new snow, that results from reflection of all the rays of the spectrum; it is the opposite of black. 2. something having this color. 3. being of the color white.

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  • White — (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White — White, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under {Color}, n., 1. [1913 Webster] Finely attired …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White — White, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiting}.] [AS. hw[=i]tan.] To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach. [1913 Webster] Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white — I. adjective (whiter; whitest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwīt; akin to Old High German hwīz white and probably to Old Church Slavic světŭ light, Sanskrit śveta white, bright Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from color b. of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white — See: BLACK AND WHITE, IN BLACK AND WHITE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • white — Wine Wine, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o i^nos, ?, and E. withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white — Colorless Col or*less, a. 1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water; a colorless gas. Note: [Narrower terms: {ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen}; {neutral}; {white}] [Also See:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White — I. biographical name Andrew Dickson 1832 1918 American educator & diplomat II. biographical name Byron Raymond 1917 2002 American jurist III. biographical name Edward Douglass 1845 1921 American jurist; chief justice United States Supreme Court… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • White alder — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White ant — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White arsenic — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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